The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has carried out a major operation in the case of terror funding of separatist leaders in the valley on Wednesday. Moving a step ahead NIA officials raided around 12 bases in Jammu and Kashmir.
The raids were conducted in Srinagar, Hondwara, Baramulla. According to the media reports, two locations of a businessman in Srinagar were also raided.
In the terror funding case, the NIA team has so far arrested several separatist leaders and questioned them. The NIA had questioned separatist leaders for nearly 20 days, where many sensational disclosures were made in the inquiry. In the previous hearing, the court has sent Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah and Naim Khan, including Hurriyat leader Gilani’s son-in-law Altaf Funtosh, to Tihar Jail till August 28.
It is worth noting that a total of seven separatist leaders were arrested last month by the NIA team in connection with Terror Funding in Kashmir. The NIA has questioned three of these leaders for 10 consecutive days and the agency wanted to inquire even further to these leaders. So, on August 4, the court had sent three leaders to judicial custody for 30 days. The NIA argued in the court that since their arrest has occurred, there has been a sharp decline in stone incidents in the valley.